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• There was a noticeable drop in juvenile and general crime on the night that The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 - it was the largest TV audience in American history.

• In 1984, Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney to become the owner of the publishing rights to The Beatles entire catalog.

• Lisa Simpson turned to Paul McCartney for advice on vegetarianism in a 1995 episode of The Simpsons.

• The Beatles song, “Strawberry Fields Forever" came from John Lennon’s favorite childhood memories of playing at Strawberry Fields.

• Beatles song "Yesterday" started out as "Scrambled Eggs". Paul McCartney woke up with a melody he didn't want to forget, so he ran around the house singing "Scrambled eggs...baby, I love scrambled eggs.

• On the Beatles first television performance a quarter of a billion viewers watched.

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          Arguably the greatest English rock band that became the most successful act of the 20th century. Their lineup consisted of the “Fab Four”: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The Beatles contributed to:

·Music

·Film

·Literature

·Art

·Fashion

Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas of love, peace, help, and imagination evoked and inspired creativity and liberation for all that love music and the world.

The Beatle's success inspired an atmosphere of experimentation in the music industry just to start. Their innovations, which made them sound “different”, were now in the ears of young musicians everywhere. They sparked the imagination of thousands of would-be song writers and rock stars. Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Heavy Metal, etc. are just a few of the new lines which sprang up in the 70's, and in the wake of The Beatles. The idea of what a song could be had changed dramatically, as this was the lasting influence of The Beatles legacy.

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